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CMA Shipping
40th Annual Expo & Conference
April 1-3, 2025Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Helen Barden
Senior Solicitor – External Affairs at NorthStandard


Helen Barden is a senior solicitor at NorthStandard. Helen has been with the Club for over 11 years working in the FD&D team. The shipowner and charterer Members that Helen works with are predominantly based in the UK, Americas and Northern Europe. Helen has been heavily involved in the Club’s decarbonisation work, advising Members on the international regulations, such as the EEXI and CII regulations, aimed at getting shipping to meet the IMO’s greenhouse gas strategy, as well as regional decarbonisation legislation, such as the EU Emission Trading System and FuelEU Maritime. Helen advises Members on the interplay between the regulations and the charterparty context and, therefore, assists with drafting clauses for charter parties and ship management agreements to address these issues. Helen was on the BIMCO drafting committee which produced the EEXI Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties, the CII Operations Clause for Time Charter Parties and the Emission Trading Scheme Allowances Clause for Time Charter Parties. Helen continues to work with BIMCO to progress clauses that will assist shipowners and charterers with their decarbonisation journeys.

Agenda Sessions

  • Status Check: One year on from CII regulation enforcement, how has the industry fared?